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Sr. Closures Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Rivian
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Role SummaryAt Rivian, the Closures- Mechanical Design Engineer is a critical role as they are the single point of contact for everything related to their components. This means you will be the "CEO" of your area of responsibility with a "cradle to grave" approach to design & development, testing & launch, and commercial & timing activities.Responsibilities

  • Lead collaborative development of closure's components and systems including interface with body engineering, studio design, quality, and customer experience teams.
  • Responsible for component release for closure's components and systems throughout program lifecycle, including concept design, supplier engagement, BOM management, systems requirements, simulation analysis, prototyping builds, validation testing, and production support.
  • Manage cost and weight for closure's components and systems from initial engineering estimates, through supplier quotes. Ensuring accurate forecasting and implementation plans throughout the development.
  • Developing and managing your system, subsystem, and component part information through the Enovia PLM to Catia V6 environment.
  • Be a champion of 1st principles design methodology in the body closures systems and across the entire vehicle.
  • Engage in debate and represent the closures department as a stakeholder during all body design reviews.
  • Mentor and help develop other less experienced engineers.
  • Coordinate supplier meetings, track, investigate and resolve issues related to design.Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline (Master's degree and significant experience is a plus) and 3+ years' experience in automotive closures development or equivalent industry experience.
    • Understanding of product requirements and closures features to deliver world class customer experience in one of the following areas:
    • Structures - Hoods, Doors, Tailgate - preferably lightweight systems (aluminum or composite) with knowledge of hinges and kinematic requirements.
    • Seals - Dynamic Sealing, Glass Runs, Finishers.
    • Mechanisms - Handles, Latches, Actuators, Regulators.
    • A strong understanding of the 1st principle physics of a closures system - the loads, forces, and overall function of the system, and the tradeoffs among design, package, function, and customer experience involved with these systems.
    • Ability to self-direct, self-managing issues to closure involving all necessary teams, and adapt quickly to program changes.
    • CAD design experience for closures systems, mechanisms, structures, or related vehicle components. Catia V6 experience preferred but not required.
    • Experience on leverage and usage of CAE results, CAE operational knowledge is a plus.
    • Knowledge of an automotive design and development process, system requirements, and general engineering best practices
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of integrity
    • Ability to deliver under pressure and manage component design & development within cost, weight, and timing constraints.
    • Willingness to travel to suppliers, manufacturing, and testing facilities as required throughout product development.

Keywords: Rivian, Detroit , Sr. Closures Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering , Plymouth, Michigan

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